Caching + gallery_behavior

I’ve been using the gallery_behavior for a simple directory/file based
gallery. Works well - but have a couple of questions that others may
have
already experienced…

  1. Is there a way to control the image caching separately from the rest
    of
    the site? The default cache is 5 minutes and is quite short for an
    image
    gallery that has to generate the thumbnails on the fly. Just causes
    overhead and slowdowns. The temporary fix I have in place is to do
    longer
    sitewide cache - however not ideal for other parts of the site.

  2. The auto resized images and thumbnails that are generated seem larger
    the
    expected, is there a quality switch to reduce the quality when resizing?
    A
    80x60 thumbnail shouldn’t be 20 KB, should it? Is the option to just
    change
    the thumbnails to GIFs versus PNG?

Hi,

On 25-Sep-2006 13:30 -0500, J Coppedge was heard to say:

  1. Is there a way to control the image caching separately from the rest of
    the site? The default cache is 5 minutes and is quite short for an image
    gallery that has to generate the thumbnails on the fly. Just causes
    overhead and slowdowns. The temporary fix I have in place is to do longer
    sitewide cache - however not ideal for other parts of the site.

I don’t think there is currently a way to individually change the cache
timeout for certain requests, but I don’t see it to be very hard to
implement in one of the future versions of either Radiant or the
gallery_plugin.

  1. The auto resized images and thumbnails that are generated seem larger the
    expected, is there a quality switch to reduce the quality when resizing? A
    80x60 thumbnail shouldn’t be 20 KB, should it? Is the option to just change
    the thumbnails to GIFs versus PNG?

PNG might have been a bad choice and I should probably provide an option
for JPEG and/or GIF. Also for the larger images JPEG is certainly a
better
choice since right now images seem to take forever to load.

I might be able to add those features sometime this week or over the
weekend.

Cheers,
Oliver

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